A new study shows that plastic pipe, tubing and fittings play an integral part in green building technologies. Photo courtesy of Aquatherm.

Plastic pipe, tubing and fittings play an integral role in the proper function, safety and environmental performance of 11 key green building technologies, according to a new study, “Green Building Technologies that Use Plastic Pipe and Tubing to Function.” The study highlights the advantages of plastic pipe, tube and fittings in the residential and commercial application of green building technologies, and provides information that can assist in the evaluation, selection, design and implementation of these technologies in new construction or remodeling of homes and buildings. 

The study, compiled by Sustainability Edge Solutions and available through the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association at their Web sitewww.plasticpiping.org, offers further assistance by targeting the information to the specific needs of installers, designers, green builders, homeowners, and commercial building owners and managers. It details the use of piping systems and those situations where plastic is preferred over alternatives.

For more information on the study, visit the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association Web site atwww.plasticpiping.org.